Hankook achieves EPA SmartWay certification for truck tires
Feb 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Hankook Tire has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Program, meeting the program's requirement to reduce rolling resistance by 3 percent. The recently launched AL07+ steer tire, Z35a drive tire, and TL01 trailer tire all provide lower rolling resistance to meet SmartWay standards designed to promote cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.
The AL07+ steer tire uses a breakthrough mixing system to ensure longer tread life without sacrificing performance. Hankook calls the process Innovative Mixing System (IMS), which reinforces a stronger bond of the materials and generates lower heat.
The Z35a drive tire has extra-rugged tread with a special long-wearing compound that is resistant to cuts, abrasions and stone retention.
The TL01 long-haul trailer tire was designed with fuel efficiency in mind. The shallower skid depth of the TL01 trailer tire contributes to its reduced rolling resistance.
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